How a Christian University Affects Your Future

Feb 23, 2024 | Blog

Does it really matter whether you go to a Christian or secular college? Either way, if you study hard and complete your classes and exams, you’ll end up with a degree, right? Although it may seem trivial now, the choice between attending a Christian or secular college can have an enormous impact on your life after college. If you’re wondering how a Christian University affects your future, here are a few ways to consider.

How a Christian University Affects Your Future

Here are four ways that attending a Christian university can affect your future:

  1. Gives you a solid spiritual foundation
  2. Helps you form a healthy theology of work
  3. Allows you to see how other Christians live
  4. Builds lifelong friendships

1. Gives You a Solid Spiritual Foundation

Most – if not all – Christian colleges teach from a Biblical worldview. That means that the information you’re learning during class and in your textbooks is taught through the Biblical lens of God’s Word. (As a side note, it is always wise to read any Christian college’s statement of faith before making the decision to attend.)

The college years are some of the most formative years of your entire life. What you learn and the people you’re around during this pivotal time can have a major impact on the decisions you make for years to come. Learning through a Biblical worldview will set you up for having a solid spiritual foundation no matter where life takes you.

Whether you find yourself surrounded by Christians after college, or you end up in a workplace where you’re the only believer, there is no better way to equip yourself for life than by knowing God’s Word and learning His ways.

At Grace, not only are our classes taught from a Biblical worldview, but every degree also includes required Bible and theology courses.

2. Helps You Form a Healthy Theology of Work

Employers love hiring Grace Christian University students because of their strong work ethic, honesty, and integrity. Grace Christian University exists to “graduate courageous ambassadors for Christ who will make an eternal impact wherever they go”.

When your time at college is finished, you’re just getting started. There are many decades of your life ahead of you during which you can make an eternal impact in your home, your church, your workplace, and your society.

When students leave our campus, they have more than a degree in their back pocket. They understand that work exists to glorify God. More than just getting a job to pay the bills, students understand the gravity of making an eternal impact in the workplace and beyond.

3. Allows You to See How Other Christians Live

In the Christian life, there’s no substitute for being around other believers. Living with hundreds of other Christians day in and day out gives you a front-row seat to seeing the way that other Christians live. This includes not just fellow students, but also professors and staff.

Even online students have the opportunity to be in close contact with other students and professors, due to the small class size and supportive online community.

Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

The time you spend at college doing life with other believers every day will never be forgotten. You’ll be encouraged by staff and fellow students in your walk with Christ daily. The opportunity you have to live in close community with other Christians will give you a springboard for developing spiritual disciplines and staying steadfast in your faith long after your college days are over.

4. Builds Lifelong Friendships

Lastly, attending a Christian college gives you the unique opportunity to form deep, godly friendships that will last long after you earn your degree.

The benefits of Christian friendships cannot be overstated. They provide accountability, encouragement, joy, spiritual wisdom, and more.

We are continually blessed to hear stories of deep, abiding friendships that are formed at Grace Christian University and are still standing strong decades later. Whether you attend classes online or in-person, the opportunity to share experiences and form close, transformational relationships with believers is an incredible way to form genuine Christian community no matter where life takes you after your college years.

Start Your Journey at Grace Christian University

Interested in joining the Grace family? We’d love to connect with you and answer your questions about attending Grace.

We know that choosing a college is a big decision. We’re here to answer your questions about attending a Christian college and what your degree at Grace might look like. Request more info, and let’s talk!

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